Expanding economic perspectives for sustainability in urban water and sanitation

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dc.contributor.author Abeysuriya, K
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, CA
dc.contributor.author Willetts, JR
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-23T00:37:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Development, 2008, "Water for People", 51 (1), pp. 23 - 29
dc.identifier.issn 1011-6370
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17352
dc.description.abstract The economic principles and tools that are commonly applied to recover costs for urban water and sanitation arise from the dominant perspective of neo-classical economics, with its emphasis on 'full cost pricing' based on the 'user pays' principle. Kumudini Abeysuriya, Cynthia Mitchell and Juliet Willetts examine two other qualitatively different economic perspectives to demonstrate how they lead to different approaches: ecological economics takes a more holistic approach explicitly committed to sustainability, while Buddhist economics brings ethics to the fore and opens the possibility for cooperation between the various actors in creating solutions to benefit individuals, society and the environment. We propose a set of interconnected guiding principles based on an expanded economic perspective that integrates all three perspectives, to enable water and sanitation services for developing countries to align with sustainability
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of Society for International Development (SID)
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1057/palgrave.development.1100442
dc.rights This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Development (2008) 51, 23–29. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100442 The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100442 en_US
dc.title Expanding economic perspectives for sustainability in urban water and sanitation
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Development
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 51
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Basingstoke, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 010821
dc.personcode 020106
dc.personcode 995362
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition Water for People en_US
dc.edition "Water for People"
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords ecological economics; holistic perspective; sustainability; Buddhist economics; Schumacher; global ecosystems en_US
dc.description.keywords ecological economics
dc.description.keywords holistic perspective
dc.description.keywords sustainability
dc.description.keywords Buddhist economics
dc.description.keywords Schumacher
dc.description.keywords global ecosystems
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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